I wanted to add a link to the September special issue of Scientific American Magazine. The cover theme is "Energy's Future Beyond Carbon", an examination of the possibilities for our post-hydrocarbon energy needs.
There are a couple articles in this issue that can be read for free online. I'm planning to see what they wrote about nuclear power in, "The Nuclear Option". I'll also check out the article entitled, "The Rise of Renewable Energy", which can be found at Berkeley's RAEL site.
Thanks to The Dines Letter for the heads up on this article series.